How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Read MoreOct 16th 2019

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

Oct 16th 2019

Shoes in wet weather: How to deal with rain and salt damage

Read MoreMar 6th 2020

In the past week, perhaps as it has been particularly wet here, I’ve had three comments from readers on old posts about dealing with soaking-wet shoes.  Those old posts were never very comprehensive, so here is something fuller - dealing with all ...

Shoes in wet weather: How to deal with rain and salt damage

In the past week, perhaps as it has been particularly wet here, I’ve had three comments from readers on old posts about dealing with soaking-wet shoes.  Those old posts were never very comprehensive, so here is something fuller - dealing with all ...

Mar 6th 2020

The rules and how to break them #11: Always button your jacket

Read MoreApr 29th 2022

A reader commented recently (or rather, berated me) for not keeping my jacket buttoned.  I understand the feeling behind this, but I also want to emphasise that just because it usually looks better, it doesn’t mean you have to follow this rule ...

The rules and how to break them #11: Always button your jacket

A reader commented recently (or rather, berated me) for not keeping my jacket buttoned.  I understand the feeling behind this, but I also want to emphasise that just because it usually looks better, it doesn’t mean you have to follow this rule ...

Apr 29th 2022

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Read MoreApr 11th 2022

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Apr 11th 2022

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

Read MoreApr 20th 2022

It’s that time of the year again. Brands have been receiving all the spring clothing they ordered last year, even though they weren’t quite sure whether it would arrive, or be swallowed by an unexpected lockdown.  So rejoice, there are new ideas...

The Spring Top 10: Fun, paper and lavender

It’s that time of the year again. Brands have been receiving all the spring clothing they ordered last year, even though they weren’t quite sure whether it would arrive, or be swallowed by an unexpected lockdown.  So rejoice, there are new ideas...

Apr 20th 2022

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

Read MoreMay 18th 2020

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

May 18th 2020

My bespoke bow tie, from La Bowtique

Read MoreFeb 21st 2022

Back in December we covered the various styles of bow tie, from batwing to butterfly.  Learning about the traditions and conventions helped me clarify which style I prefer for myself, and today I’ll be covering which one I had made, and why.  My ...

My bespoke bow tie, from La Bowtique

Back in December we covered the various styles of bow tie, from batwing to butterfly.  Learning about the traditions and conventions helped me clarify which style I prefer for myself, and today I’ll be covering which one I had made, and why.  My ...

Feb 21st 2022

Reader profile: Daniel

Read MoreFeb 14th 2022

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Reader profile: Daniel

Meet Daniel. A regular at the pop-up shop, and a man who knows more about wine glasses than you’d care to ask.  It’s fair to say that Daniel appreciates good clothes, and knows what styles he likes. But he doesn’t obsess about it. He's more li...

Feb 14th 2022

An investment dressing gown, made-to-order by Budd

Read MoreFeb 4th 2022

Last winter, I spent a good few weeks looking for a dressing gown that would be worth investing in - something luxurious, to last many years but also enjoy at every stage.  My existing gown was a towelling model from Anderson & Sheppard, which w...

An investment dressing gown, made-to-order by Budd

Last winter, I spent a good few weeks looking for a dressing gown that would be worth investing in - something luxurious, to last many years but also enjoy at every stage.  My existing gown was a towelling model from Anderson & Sheppard, which w...

Feb 4th 2022

Sex appeal: Between vulnerability and confidence

Read MoreFeb 28th 2022

*Updated: We've added a couple of images of creators rather than models - Luke and Nicolas* By André Larnyoh Over the Christmas holidays, I was stressing about what to wear to an event where the dress code was ‘cocktail attire’. I exclaimed to f...

Sex appeal: Between vulnerability and confidence

*Updated: We've added a couple of images of creators rather than models - Luke and Nicolas* By André Larnyoh Over the Christmas holidays, I was stressing about what to wear to an event where the dress code was ‘cocktail attire’. I exclaimed to f...

Feb 28th 2022

Buy fewer clothes

Read MoreFeb 18th 2022

Part of the point of this website has always been to encourage men to buy quality clothing in long-lasting styles. The point is to be better dressed, but also to have clothes last longer and look better as they do so.  To that end we make quality a ...

Buy fewer clothes

Part of the point of this website has always been to encourage men to buy quality clothing in long-lasting styles. The point is to be better dressed, but also to have clothes last longer and look better as they do so.  To that end we make quality a ...

Feb 18th 2022

Reader profile: Andy

Read MoreMar 25th 2022

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Reader profile: Andy

This is Andy. A long-time reader and customer, Andy had led, shall we say, an interesting life. Currently a hydrographic surveyor, he has also been a pilot, a mountaineer, and dabbles as a model (fashion and life).  He is passionate about clothing, ...

Mar 25th 2022

So close and yet so far: TV pundits at the FA Cup

Read MoreApr 18th 2022

The tailoring that four TV presenters were wearing this weekend - to host the first FA Cup semi-final - were an interesting illustration of what I think men find challenging in tailoring today.  For non-English readers, the FA Cup is the big knockou...

So close and yet so far: TV pundits at the FA Cup

The tailoring that four TV presenters were wearing this weekend - to host the first FA Cup semi-final - were an interesting illustration of what I think men find challenging in tailoring today.  For non-English readers, the FA Cup is the big knockou...

Apr 18th 2022

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

Read MoreApr 4th 2022

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answer. A...

A guide to piqué cotton polo shirts

By Manish Puri Whilst the recent sun in London has brought a sugar rush of excitement for the warmer days that lie ahead, it also brings a more troubling, recurring question: how do I usually dress for summer? It shouldn’t be difficult to answer. A...

Apr 4th 2022

Fred Nieddu belted suede jacket: Review

Read MoreMar 30th 2022

This is the belted suede jacket I had made earlier this year by Fred Nieddu, based on film and bespoke pieces he had made while cutter at Timothy Everest.  It’s quite an unusual style, but after a couple of months of wearing it in different permut...

Fred Nieddu belted suede jacket: Review

This is the belted suede jacket I had made earlier this year by Fred Nieddu, based on film and bespoke pieces he had made while cutter at Timothy Everest.  It’s quite an unusual style, but after a couple of months of wearing it in different permut...

Mar 30th 2022

William Crabtree made-to-measure cord jacket: Review

Read MoreFeb 23rd 2022

This is a made-to-measure corduroy jacket from William Crabtree, the shop in Marylebone run by James Priestley.  We covered William Crabtree previously here, looking at a MTM chore suit. James also offers a very well-priced MTM tailoring programme a...

William Crabtree made-to-measure cord jacket: Review

This is a made-to-measure corduroy jacket from William Crabtree, the shop in Marylebone run by James Priestley.  We covered William Crabtree previously here, looking at a MTM chore suit. James also offers a very well-priced MTM tailoring programme a...

Feb 23rd 2022

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

Read MoreApr 21st 2021

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Apr 21st 2021

Skoaktiebolaget and Stoffa in How To Spend It

Read MoreApr 15th 2017

He looks pretty suave doesn't he? Got a good lean on.  Patrick at Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget recently posed for an article of mine, above, in How To Spend It magazine. (A supplement of the Financial Times, and arguably the top luxury public...

Skoaktiebolaget and Stoffa in How To Spend It

He looks pretty suave doesn't he? Got a good lean on.  Patrick at Swedish shoe shop Skoaktiebolaget recently posed for an article of mine, above, in How To Spend It magazine. (A supplement of the Financial Times, and arguably the top luxury public...

Apr 15th 2017

The joy of cordovan - and how to wear and maintain it

Read MoreFeb 3rd 2021

I'm a relatively recent convert to cordovan, but have come to love it as I've started to wear more casual clothing, and darker colours. It also added a layer of love visiting the Horween tannery in Chicago last year (shown below). That’s worth a re...

The joy of cordovan - and how to wear and maintain it

I'm a relatively recent convert to cordovan, but have come to love it as I've started to wear more casual clothing, and darker colours. It also added a layer of love visiting the Horween tannery in Chicago last year (shown below). That’s worth a re...

Feb 3rd 2021

Tailoring and milsurp: How to dress like Ethan Wong

Read MoreMay 21st 2021

    Like many men that feature in this ‘How to dress like’ series, I find the differences between how I and Ethan Wong dress just as interesting as the similarities. In fact more so. We have similar influences in classic menswe...

Tailoring and milsurp: How to dress like Ethan Wong

    Like many men that feature in this ‘How to dress like’ series, I find the differences between how I and Ethan Wong dress just as interesting as the similarities. In fact more so. We have similar influences in classic menswe...

May 21st 2021

How to launch a menswear brand

Read MoreAug 26th 2020

Despite the uncertainty in the world right now - and the economy in particular - it has never been easier to launch a brand. Indeed, I suspect that in the next couple of years most of the new, interesting designs will come from small start-ups, rath...

How to launch a menswear brand

Despite the uncertainty in the world right now - and the economy in particular - it has never been easier to launch a brand. Indeed, I suspect that in the next couple of years most of the new, interesting designs will come from small start-ups, rath...

Aug 26th 2020

The styles of overcoat (and how to design one)

Read MoreNov 6th 2020

Anyone interested in buying or commissioning a new coat will be thinking about styles right now - what they are, what they’re called, what their relative advantages are.  In this piece I’m going to set out the basic options, and my brief opinion...

The styles of overcoat (and how to design one)

Anyone interested in buying or commissioning a new coat will be thinking about styles right now - what they are, what they’re called, what their relative advantages are.  In this piece I’m going to set out the basic options, and my brief opinion...

Nov 6th 2020

The imagery that inspires me, by Oliver Dannefalk

Read MoreDec 21st 2020

This is a guest article by Rubato designer Oliver Dannefalk, explaining what the hell he was looking at all the time on his phone. And then showing to everyone. It is a description of how he works, what inspires him, and what keeps him de-stressed. I...

The imagery that inspires me, by Oliver Dannefalk

This is a guest article by Rubato designer Oliver Dannefalk, explaining what the hell he was looking at all the time on his phone. And then showing to everyone. It is a description of how he works, what inspires him, and what keeps him de-stressed. I...

Dec 21st 2020

New daily email and comments page, plus 1.2 million and counting!

Read MoreJan 8th 2021

Over the past six months, we've made several improvements to the website based on requests in last year's reader survey.  Some of the new pieces of functionality will not be that obvious, so I wanted to highlight them here to make sure everyone can ...

New daily email and comments page, plus 1.2 million and counting!

Over the past six months, we've made several improvements to the website based on requests in last year's reader survey.  Some of the new pieces of functionality will not be that obvious, so I wanted to highlight them here to make sure everyone can ...

Jan 8th 2021

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear cuts)

Read MoreMar 17th 2021

Reviewing this jumper from Stoffa is a good opportunity to discuss the current trend of knitwear being cut shorter and wider, in something of a vintage style.  The way knitwear is usually designed to work, the ribbing at the bottom sits on top of th...

Review: Stoffa ribbed polo (and vintage knitwear cuts)

Reviewing this jumper from Stoffa is a good opportunity to discuss the current trend of knitwear being cut shorter and wider, in something of a vintage style.  The way knitwear is usually designed to work, the ribbing at the bottom sits on top of th...

Mar 17th 2021